Wednesday, April 24, 2013

power of a solid pillow...

It's next to impossible for me to look at beautifully patterned fabrics and choose
 solids for a pillow. The process of pairing perfect combinations and finding something a 
a bit unexpected to create a unique look is what a designer lives for.
To me the thought of solid color pillows was, dare I say...ordinary and safe.

Clearly, I could use a lesson in the art of restraint,
 notice the power of a solid pillow... 

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How about you, do you have trouble restraining yourself when it comes to pattern?
  Do you ever think of using all solids?


20 comments:

Crystal said...

This is a great post for me, because I, too, am really drawn to prints. Great job on the recent secretary makeovers, as well.

Julia Konya said...

LOL actually I don't. I love solid colored pillows because I have so much pattern everywhere else. I'm so in love with your first inspiration photo and I think I will need white walls very soon ;)

Nancy said...

As a confirmed pillow addict I am not partial to solids or patterns, I use them all. I like to mix them together. Have a great weekend Pam.
xo Nancy
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Robin Johnson said...

I like the look! It give a great punch of color to the space.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I just had a friend of mine do a pillow design for me. She threw in 2 solids, and I would have never thought of that.

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

How clever of you to point this out, so many times I look at photos of a favorite rooms and think I would have never chosen a solid pillow. I love the oranges and pinks especially. Going to remember this idea, so simple.

Denise @ frazzled JOY said...

Thanks for sharing these pics! I have been looking for fabric for some new pillow covers for months - I know I want color, but just can't seem to pull the trigger - never thought of solids :)

Cathy Wall said...

I rarely use solids, but looking at these inspiration shots makes me think differently!

Calypso In The Country said...

Actually I do use solids sometimes when I need more color. Love the pics.
-Shelley

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Such pretty pictures, but I'm addicted to pattern!

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

I love both! I do have more patterned pillows though. When I layer a solid with a pattern, the solid tends to go in the back. I'll have to play around with it!

Gypsy Heart said...

I have both solids and patterns. I think it makes for a nice mix and neither overpowers the other. The photos with the rooms with all white furniture need patterns and pops of color! :) I could not do that ~

xo
Pat

Vel Criste said...

Never thought about using all solids, but I use it a lot as a 'background' pillow and for my 2 arm chairs that are already patterned. Beautiful images and examples Pam

Lori said...

I needed this lesson! Such beautiful photos (and I love the bench at the foot of that bed!)

Dana Frieling said...

I just wish I could have pillows on my couch...dumb dog! ;)

Danielle said...

I love pillows. I'm often drawn to stripes...

Rachel O. said...

I'm always drawn to patterns. I need to incorporate more solids.

Holly said...

Really interesting thought...because solids can be so versatile too.

SHERRY HART said...

I love the ones that have a different solid on each side!!!

Michelle Lunt said...

Darling Pam, WOW - I had never contemplated how great couple of solid, brightly colored pillows could add such pizzazz to a room. Thanks for enlightening me! So pretty. And I love your secretary desk makeover too.

Warmly, Michelle
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